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Please find a link to our school calendar. here

On Tuesday the 16th of July, at 1.30pm, our Y6 children will be performing 'The Peace Child'.

Thursday the 18th of July is 'Transition Day'. Children will spend the day with their new teacher and support staff.

On Friday the 19th of July, 'Leeds Urban Planning' will be carrying out a workshop with our Y5 and Y6 children.

Our Y6 children will have their end of year celebration on Friday the 19th of July after school.

The last day of this half term is Tuesday the 23rd of July. We return to school on Tuesday the 3rd of September 2024.

Pupil Premium

Pupil premium

 What is the Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is an amount of money allocated to disadvantaged children in order to close the achievement gap.

The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), looked after children & service children and other pupils.  Three categories of pupils are eligible:

  • Pupils recorded as ‘ever 6 FSM’ (pupils who are or have been eligible for FSM at any point during their 6 years of Primary school education)
  • Looked after children and those children who have been adopted from care
  • Children of Service personnel
  • Pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium need to be aged 4 and over, in year groups to year 11 in a maintained school.

 

Rationale

All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for all pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment.  Summerfield Primary School is committed to ‘narrowing the gap’ between vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium forms a vital part of that process.

The aims of Pupil Premium spending are to:

  • Raise pupil’s aspirations.
  • Raise pupil attainment.
  • Enrich children’s learning experiences.
  • Promote a positive attitude to learning.
  • Improve attendance.
  • Close the gap between the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and all pupils. 

The Pupil Premium Leader (Miss Anderson) and wider school staff ensure that Pupil Premium funding and provision impacts achievement, attendance and pastoral care. 

Suggestions for how the grant is used:

School leaders decide on how to spend their pupil premium (and recovery premium) within the framework set out by the ‘menu of approaches’. The menu is designed to help schools use their funding effectively to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. The format of the menu reflects evidence, suggesting that pupil premium spending is most effective, when used across 3 areas:

1. High-quality teaching, such as staff professional development

2. Targeted academic support, such as tutoring

3. Wider strategies to address non-academic barriers to success in schools, such as attendance, behaviour, and social and emotional support

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) recommends that schools particularly focus their pupil premium on supporting high-quality teaching.

The wider staff team are responsible for implementing and evaluating provision and senior leaders are responsible for monitoring provision and measuring impact; the Pupil Premium Leader (Miss Anderson) evaluates pupil premium outcomes compared to other pupils in school to ensure the correct strategies and provision are in place. 

 

Reporting Pupil Premium

All maintained schools must publish their strategy for using the Pupil Premium funding on their website.   Each academic year, we will publish our planned expenditure, identifying how the money will be spent and the intended outcomes.  This will be reviewed at the end of the academic year and a report will be published giving information on how the Pupil Premium funding was used within school and the impact on desired outcomes. The report will also detail the attainment and progress of pupils who are in receipt of Pupil Premium and the intervention that has been supported by the additional funding. Reports will also detail the progress made towards narrowing the gap and this will be supported by reported data and academic progress.

 

Reporting to parents/carers

Parents will be able to obtain information on Pupil Premium spending via the school’s website. This will be updated annually.

 

Below is a link to our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for the year 2023-2024. This sets out the amount of money we receive from the government and how we are planning to spend this to benefit disadvantaged children.

 

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2023- 2024

 

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022- 2023

 

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021- 2022